Arizona Vacation

Flagstaff Area Camping & Campgrounds

By AZ Leisure Staff Writers

Campgrounds and hiking trails in the Flagstaff area feature tall pines, deep canyons and mountain lake scenery. Temperatures are cool and refreshing during spring, summer and early fall. July high temperatures average 83 degrees fahrenheit accenting some very enjoyable camping.

Flagstaff Area Camping

Although there are some private and Coconino County owned campgrounds, most camping areas are within the 1.8 million acre Coconino National Forest that surrounds Flagstaff. The Forest is divided into four distinct sections The "Peak District" includes the San Francisco Peaks, north of Flagstaff while the "Morman Lake District" is immediately south of Flagstaff.

Coconino National Forest - Peak District Camping

The scenic backdrop is the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in Arizona at 12,634 feet. There are four defined campgrounds in the district as well as dispersed camping along Freidlein Prarie Road that carry special restrictions and seasons. More info about Freidlein Prairie Road Camping.

Flagstaff Area Camping

The following four campgrounds are fee-based, vary in number of camping spots and are generally open from early May to October 15 and sometimes are closed during that period due to high forest fire dangers.

Bonito Campground
Little Eden Springs Campground
Lockett Meadow Campground
O'leary Group Campground

Visit the Peak District Camping website for detailed information and directions, fees, amenities, season schedule and camping guidelines.

Coconino National Forest
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Coconino Forest - Morman Lake District

The Morman Lake District is plateau country and extends from the base of the San Francsico Peaks south of Flagstaff into areas that include lakes for fishing and boating. The district includes six campgrounds that are fee-based and are generally open from early May through October 15. Combined, the district features six lakes each with different services.

Ashurst Lake Campground
Canyon Vista Campground
Dairy Springs Group & Double Springs
Kinniknick Campground
Lakeview Campground
Pinegrove Campground

Visit the Mormon Lake District website for detailed information and directions, fees, amenities, season schedule and camping guidelines.

Coconino National Forest
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Camping at Fort Tuthill Park

Located just minutes from downtown Flagstaff off I-17 (Exit 337) on Highway 89A, camping at Fort Tuthill is convenient to city amenities. Fort Tuthill is actually a multipurpose park that is the annual host to the Coconino County Fair held each year on Labor Day Weekend. It also includes an amphitheatre, a grandstand for horse racing and rodeos, equestrian stables and 6.5 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riding.

Six large picnic ramadas that can accommodate large gatherings of up to 250 people can be rented for special events. The area includes covered picnic tables, charcoal grills, a playground and basketball, tennis and volleyball courts for hours of family recreation.

A group campground is located near the fairgrounds and camping areas include fire rings, portable toilets, picnic tables and water spigots, There are a few hook up sites as well. Call for more information.

Fort Tuthill Park
(928) 774-3464

Flagstaff High Country



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